Student Privacy Rights

Privacy rights for students

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, sets forth requirements regarding the privacy of student records. FERPA governs:

  • The release of education records maintained by an educational institution
  • The access to these records

As a student you have the right to:

  • Inspect and review your education records
  • Request amendment of your education records
  • Limit disclosure of some personally identifiable information known as directory information

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are:

FERPA Administration

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-4605

Student Directory Information

Terra State Community College has designated the following items as directory information that may be released to third parties without the student's consent. Directory information is considered to be students' names, addresses, and telephone numbers; email addresses; photographs; dates of attendance; grade levels (first or second year students), enrollment status and ranks; degrees, honors and award; high schools and other colleges attended.

The College may release directory information about any student who has not specifically requested the withholding of such information. Students who do not want directory information released must submit a change through Banner Self Service. Former students who no longer have access to Banner Self Service should contact the Student Records Office at or 419.559.2405 for assistance.

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